On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015.
Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization's goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]
The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s health agency.
UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development
The United Nations health agency reviewed the threats from pollutants such as second-hand smoke, UV radiation, unsafe water and e-waste.
Each year, 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, according to WHO figures.
Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.
1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed annually as World AIDS Day.
“The world has made tremendous progress […]
“The pilot deployment of this first-generation vaccine marks a milestone in the fight against malaria,” stated Dr. Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme.